Lenovo has announced its business-focussed ThinkPad 10, an attractive and flexible 10-inch tablet running the 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system.
The tablet comes with a slew of handy accessories, including an optional stylus and two add-on keyboards, both with a trackpad and QWERTY layout.
Based on Intel’s quad-core Atom Z3795 processor, the ThinkPad 10 runs 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro, so you’ll be able to run full Windows programs like Photoshop and Office.
The machine is equipped with a 10.1-inch IPS display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, supporting 10 touch points.
Full pen support comes as an option, courtesy of an active Wacom digitizer, and the 8.95mm thin tablet includes WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, optional LTE/HSPA+, plus a Micro HDMI port, full-sized USB 2.0 and a microSD card slot for additional storage.
Matching its business-minded approach, the tablet also offers TPM, 4G and fingerprint/Smart Card reader options.
“Customers want a versatile device that adapts to their way of life and offers uncompromised productivity whether in the office or on the move,” said Luis Hernandez, VP and GM of ThinkPad at Lenovo.
“Our new ThinkPad 10 tablet marries business optimised features with a unique multimode design to offer an exceptional computing experience that allows users to work, play and create in virtually any environment.”
“ThinkPad 10 is engineered for quality you can touch and measure and is designed to adapt to be what you need, when you need it.”
Shipping with 2 or 4GB of memory and 64 or 128GB of storage, the tablet has a two-megapixel camera in front, and an 8MP camera in back. Battery life is claimed at 10 hours.
There’s a shedload of accessories being offered with the new ThinkPad, with our favourite being the $129 keyboard case with chiclet-style keys, a multitouch trackpad and a nifty slot for the pen. The tablet attaches via a strong magnet, turning the ThinkPad into an ultrabook.
There’s also a lightweight folio case sporting a flat, Surface-style keyboard, and a $119 base station which adds three USB 3.0 ports (one always on), plus a HDMI socket and Ethernet jack. Lenovo also offer a ruggedised case with an adjustable hand strap on the back and a place to store the stylus.
Pricing for the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 in the UK has yet to be announced, but the tablet will be available next month, with pricing starting from $599.
Seeing as we’re big fans of the hybrid tablet/laptop form factor as pioneered by the Asus Transformer Android machines, we’re very much interested in trying out something similar running a full version of Windows. Hopefully, we’ll be able to post up a review soon.
- Intel® Atom® Processor Z3795 SoC Quad Core
- Operating System Windows 8.1 32-bit or 64-bit (Home and Professional OS available) dTPM 1.2 (select models) & TPM 2.0 FW (all models)
- HD Audio w/WaveRT, DSP, MS LYNC Certified
- Hard Drive Device up to 128GB
- Full HD Display (1920 x 1200)
- Dual 1080p HD Cameras (8MP/2MP)